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Study: Safety and Immunogenicity of an Inactivated Recombinant Newcastle Disease Virus Vaccine Expressing SARS-CoV-2 Spike: Interim Results of a Randomised, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 1/2 Trial. Image Credit: creativeneko/ Shutterstock

Inactivated egg-based Newcastle disease virus vaccine expressing SARS-CoV-2 spike protein

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus is the causal agent of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and has already claimed more than 4.73 million lives worldwide. Vaccination programs have begun in many countries, but low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are still lacking in the availability of vaccine doses. Study: Safety and Immunogenicity of …

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Researchers discover how Rift Valley fever virus enters cells

Researchers discover how Rift Valley fever virus enters cells

Rift Valley fever virus causes economically devastating outbreaks of hemorrhagic fever in livestock such as sheep, goats and cattle. These mosquito-borne outbreaks lead to infection in people working with dead or dying animals, sometimes causing hundreds of human cases and dozens of deaths. Rift Valley fever, for which there is no specific treatment, has been …

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Russia reports over 24,000 virus-related deaths in February

Russia’s daily virus deaths match record high

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Russia on Thursday matched its record coronavirus death toll, as the Delta variant and a slowing vaccine drive push up infections. A government tally reported 820 fatalities over the past 24 hours and 21,438 new cases. It previously reported the same death toll in late August. Russia, the fifth worst-hit country …

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Mathematical constructions of COVID virus activity could provide new insight for vaccines, treatment

Mathematical constructions of COVID virus activity could provide new insight for vaccines, treatment

Dr. Arni S.R. Rao. Credit: Michael Holahan, Augusta University Mathematical constructions of the action of SARS-CoV-2 and its multiple spikes, which enable its success at infecting cells, can give vaccine developers and pharmaceutical companies alike a more precise picture of what the virus is doing inside us and help fine tune prevention and treatment, mathematical …

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California now has nation's lowest virus transmission rate

California now has nation’s lowest virus transmission rate

In this Aug. 28, 2021, file photo, a woman waits in the holding area after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic set up in the parking lot of CalOptima in Orange, Calif. California is seeing lower coronavirus transmission than other U.S. states as virus cases and hospitalizations decline following a summer surge. State health …

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China keeps virus at bay at high cost ahead of Olympics

China keeps virus at bay at high cost ahead of Olympics

In this May 2, 2021, file photo, a woman adjusts her face mask as she walks by a statue featuring the Beijing Winter Olympics figure skating on display at the Shougang Park in Beijing. China’s “zero tolerance” strategy of trying to isolate every case and stop transmission of the coronavirus has kept kept the country …

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New treatments for COVID-19 may stave off the worst effects of the virus

New treatments for COVID-19 may stave off the worst effects of the virus

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Even with three highly effective vaccines available in abundance throughout the country, the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 continues to cause a large number of new infections, particularly in states where vaccination rates remain low. What’s more, as schools and businesses reopen and the holiday season approaches, another rise in infections may …

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New surgical mask with an intelligent fabric can instantaneously deactivate SARS-COV-2 virus

New surgical mask with an intelligent fabric can instantaneously deactivate SARS-COV-2 virus

The intelligent fabric of these masks has been created by a team of researchers from the San Alberto Magno Traslational Centre (CITSAM-UCV), led by professor Ángel Serrano. The Catholic University of Valencia and Valencian company Visor Medical, manufacturer of preventive health technology for innovation, have released a type IIR surgical mask with an intelligent fabric …

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Poland declares partial lockdown as virus cases spike

Virus lockdown end in sight for Australia’s second-largest city

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Australia’s second-largest city will exit its coronavirus lockdown in late October if vaccine targets are met under an official roadmap released Sunday. About five million people in Melbourne have been under stay-at-home orders since August 5, the sixth lockdown they have endured so far during the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials in Victoria …

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North Africa virus cases plummeting after summer spike

North Africa virus cases plummeting after summer spike

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Weeks after a spike in coronavirus cases overwhelmed intensive care units across North Africa with severe oxygen shortages sparking public anger, case numbers are sharply declining. Here is a look at the situation in the four countries of the Maghreb—Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Libya—based on official figures collected by AFP. Tunisia …

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